Value-Added Food Business Resources

Value-added agricultural products are raw commodities whose value has been increased through the addition of ingredients or processes that make them more attractive to the buyer and/or more readily usable by the consumer.

One of the primary concerns with most value-added foods is their safety for consumers. With the concerns for food safety come licensing requirements for different types of foods and businesses. If you are considering starting a food business or adding value-added foods to your farm business, it is important to determine which foods you can make in your home kitchen and which foods require certified facilities.

If you are planning to start with direct-to-consumer sales, such as at a farmers' market, refer to this publication for a helpful list of licensing requirements by food type.

Foods Sold Direct to Consumers in Kansas